Jacob Barber is a quiet, taciturn 14-year-old. In other words, a teenage boy. His father, Andy, is well-know and respected as a DA and as a member of the community. So, it’s an almost laughable shock when Jacob is accused of murdering a classmate.
This is Angela Ware’s account of watching her son die and then putting her family back together. Her 6-year-old son is diagnosed with brain cancer. I was very hesitant to read this one. Unfortunately, there are many books of this type and most of them try very hard to infuse their stories with as much emotion as possible. As a result, they often come across a bit mawkish, so it almost doesn’t feel tragic.
I’ve been wanting to review Miracle on the 17th Green for a long time because I like it so much, and for so many reasons. It’s by James Patterson, but there isn’t a detective in sight. He does that sometimes, writes totally out of type. That’s one of the things I like so much about him. That, and his books are so fast-reading because the chapters are only two pages.